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Date(s) - 12/07/2017
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

University of Essex

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Call for papers & posters: Sociology of Human Rights Event

Call for paper and Poster Presentations – Post graduate students working on sociology and human rights

We are inviting postgraduate students to present either paper or poster presentations at the upcoming one-day conference titled: ‘Understanding Human Rights in Practice: opportunities, challenges and the need for a contextual approach’, taking place on Wednesday 12 July, 10:30 – 18:00, Senate Room (4.722), University of Essex. The papers and posters should address some dimension of human rights from a sociological perspective. This event will provide an excellent opportunity to engage with established sociologists of human rights including the following confirmed academic speakers:

Professor Lydia Morris, The University of Essex (keynote)
Dr. Samuel Okyere, The University of Nottingham
Dr. Kirrily Pells, University College London
Professor Colin Samson, The University of Essex
Dr. Damien Short, Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study
Dr. Alice M. Nah, University of York

For paper presentations, a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief biographical note (75 words) should be submitted whereas for poster presentations, only a title is required. Please submit these to the conference organisers: Sara Bailey sbailed@essex.ac.uk and Shovita Adhikari sdadhi@essex.ac.uk by email using ‘Human Rights in Practice’ in the subject line.

• Deadline for paper presentations: Friday 26 May 2017
• Applicants will be notified of the outcome by: Friday 9 June 2017
• For poster presentations a title is needed by: Friday 23 June 2017 (all posters will be accepted).

For further information about the event or to register please see: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events-lister/. Places are limited to 40.Please note, there are limited free spaces available for masters students. If you would like to reserve a complimentary space, please email Sara Bailey, sbailed@essex.ac.uk  as soon as possible.